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Tetradrachm of Caesarea Maritima with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle stands on torch entwined with serpent, wings outspread, head to left with wreath in beak. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 11, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 215–217

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Caesarea Maritima, Samaria (Syria Palestina)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 13.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.183

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins